Diane is originally from the Midwest USA where she earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She commenced her career as an Advertising Executive, yet kept close to the world of dogs through her ongoing work as a volunteer obedience trainer.
She later re-located to the United Kingdom where she abandoned her executive position and began working full time with dogs. It was during this time she was mentored by some of the finest canine practitioners in the country, to include Colin Tennant, Ross McCarthy, Charlie Clarricoates, to mention only a few, eventually earning a master’s degree in the psychology of dog breed behaviour from Middlesex University, London, England.
In addition to her role as tutor for the PETbc Diplomas, she is also a distance tutor for the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training (CIDBT), and maintains a full membership from the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA) of Great Britain.
Diane currently lives in Seattle, Washington USA and runs her own business, Continental Canine Behaviour, Ltd as a canine practitioner dealing with everything from common to extreme canine behaviour problems, obedience training, puppy development, behaviour shaping, and general counselling. Her work and people skills have earned her a wide and respected reputation with many long-term client relationships and a deep referral base.
Diane favours the Working group and bull breeds, with special passion for the Boxer and Mastiff types. Today, her favourite teacher is her own Dogue de Bordeaux, Jolene